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A.Davies Off licence   Comments: 15
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 30268  
A.Davies Off licence

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  Photograph showing A Davies Off Licence, Warrington Road, Abram.  

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Comments by Veronica, 8th March 2018  
Shops/ Outdoor Licences like this one always seemed to have an air of mystery about them. It never bothered me having to go errands when I was a child - I liked going! There was so much choice of where you went unless strictly told where to go.

Comments by Irene roberts, 8th March 2018  
This one was haunted, Veronica!

Comments by Veronica, 8th March 2018  
I love a good ghost story Irene- I wouldn't mind seeing one - but not on my own!

Comments by Sandra Durden, 8th March 2018  
Did Annie hart own the shop later, she made the best pies ever you had to takea jug for your gravy.

Comments by Broady, 8th March 2018  
Is it still there?? It was in a terrible state of disrepair the last time I remember walking past. More grass in the gutters than I have in my garden.

Comments by winnie, 8th March 2018  
Name Thomas Davies
Age in 1911 48
Estimated Birth Year abt 1863
Relation to Head Husband
Gender Male
Birth Place Golborne, Lancashire, England
Civil parish Abram
Search Photos Abram, Lancashire, England
County/Island Lancashire
Country England
Street Address 367 Warrington Rd Abram
Marital Status Married
Occupation Assisting In The Business
Registration district Wigan
Registration District Number 458
Sub-registration district Hindley
ED, institution, or vessel 4
Piece 23019
Household Members
Name Age
Jane Ann Davies 52
Thomas Davies 48
Hannah Harb 29
James Davies 24
Elizabeth A Davies 23
Richard Davies 20
Esther Davies 16

Comments by winnie, 8th March 2018  
Jane Ann Davies 52 Shop Keeper
Thomas Davies 48 Assisting In The Business
Hannah Hart 29 Grocery Assistant
James Davies 24 Bread Baker
Elizabeth A Davies 23 At Home
Richard Davies 20 Grocers Assistant
Esther Davies 16 At Home

Comments by GE0FF GASKELL, 9th March 2018  

Comments by winnie, 9th March 2018  
Hart Household (3 People) 1939
367 Warrington Road , Abram U.D., Lancashire, England

Hannah Hart 28 Sep 1883 Female Retail Dealer Single
James Davies 09 Feb 1887 Male Baker & Confectionery Single
Florence B Gray (Lawton) 09 Apr 1918 Female Shop Assistant Single

Comments by Steve, 9th March 2018  
Yes Broady it is still there looking more decrepit than ever. I think Ken Houghton could have been the last tenant.

Comments by Cyril, 9th March 2018  
wonder why there isn't any glass in the downstairs side window, unless it's boarded up on the inside.

The light shadow or smudge makes it appear that someone is stood in the doorway, you can see what looks like an arm bending up at the elbow, or is it the way I'm looking at the photo.

Comments by irene roberts, 9th March 2018  
I told you it was haunted, Cyril!

Comments by Cyril, 9th March 2018  
Just had another look Irene and can see a grey lady stood at the upstairs front window - it's a spooky photo. lol

Comments by irene roberts, 9th March 2018  
I was told that when the lights were switched off at night, everything was in place, but, on opening up in the morning, loaves of bread from the shelves were on the floor....not haphazardly, as if some vibration had caused them to fall off, but in a regimented line. I have no proof of this....I never even went in there....it is just what I was told.

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